GlobVolcano: Call for Proposal is now open for competitive tender
The Invitation To Tender (ITT) on the DUE, "GlobVolcano", Ref. AO5206 in the ESA Invitations to Tender, has been published today on EMITS with a closing date of 17 October 2006.
The European Space Agency (ESA) hereby invites all interested companies from DUE participating countries to submit a tender for the GlobVolcano procurement. If companies are not yet registered as an ESA bidder, they are invited to obtain access to EMITS by completing a questionnaire, which can be found at the indicated URL below, section Registration Request.
The GlobVolcano project objectives are the definition, development and validation of EO-based geo-information services for Volcano Observatories (VO) and Civil Protection Agencies (CP).
The geo-information services to be developed are related to different areas of responsibilities of the VOs/CPs, with emphasis on prevention and early warning, but addressing also crisis management and post crisis activities.
The GlobVolcano geo-information services are:
Deformation mapping by SAR (prevention & early warning);
Surface thermal anomalies (prevention & early warning);
Volcanic gas emissions (SO2,CO2) (prevention & early warning);
Optical/ IR characteristics of plumes and eruption clouds (early warning & crisis);
Damage mapping (post crisis).
The GlobVolcano project will include the following main tasks:
Specify EO based services for volcano observatories based on documented user requirements;
Integrate latest EO technologies with state of the art ground based observations;
Implement and integrate the geo-information services at various VOs and CPs;
Validation of the services.
To obtain a representative assessment of the potential and limitations of the GlobVolcano geo-information services, the project will cover 15+ volcanoes of different types from various geographical areas worldwide.